Know : Top 60 Green Economy Countries

This 4th edition of the GGEI is an in-depth look at how 60 countries perform in the global green economy, as well as how expert practitioners rank this performance and ranks based on perception.

Global Green Economy Index

Performance Rank

SCORE

1 Sweden 68.1
2 Norway 65.9
3 Costa Rica 64.2
4 Germany 63.6
5 Denmark 63.2
6 Switzerland 63.1
7 Austria 63
8 Finland 62.9
9 Iceland 62.6
10 Spain 59.2
11 Ireland 59
12 New Zealand 58.8
13 France 56.4
14 Colombia 56.1
15 Portugal 55.8
16 Peru 55.8
17 Kenya 55.4
18 Brazil 55.3
19 Chile 55.1
20 United Kingdom 54.6
21 Netherlands 54.2
22 Uruguay 54.1
23 Mauritius 51.5
24 Zambia 51.3
25 Italy 51.2
26 Ethiopia 50.6
27 Rwanda 50.4
28 United States 50.1
29 Canada 49.6
30 Taiwan 47.5
31 Mexico 47.4
32 Philippines 47.2
33 Israel 47
34 South Africa 46.8
35 Malaysia 46.4
36 Tanzania 46.2
37 Australia 46.1
38 Czech Republic 46
39 South Korea 45.6
40 United Arab Emirates 45.6
41 Burkina Faso 45.2
42 Cambodia 44.9
43 Turkey 44.8
44 Japan 44.6
45 Thailand 44.5
46 Ghana 44.5
47 Belgium 44.1
48 Argentina 43.8
49 India 43.4
50 Slovakia 43
51 Panama 41.5
52 Morocco 41.5
53 Mozambique 41
54 Indonesia 40.3
55 China 40.1
56 Poland 37.1
57 Senegal 33.4
58 Qatar 33.3
59 Vietnam 32.2
60 Mongolia 29.5

India Green Rank

Climate Change Performance

The perception survey for the 2014 GGEI was conducted from June through August 2014, and polled targeted respondents on how they assessed national green performance on the four main dimensions of Leadership & Climate Change, Efficiency Sectors, Markets & Investment, and Environment & Natural Capital.

Perception Rank

SCORE

1 Germany 93.6
2 Denmark 92.8
3 Sweden 90.2
4 Norway 84.8
5 Netherlands 84
6 United States 76.2
7 Japan 72.4
8 United Kingdom 71.6
9 Finland 70.2
10 Switzerland 67.8
11 Australia 66.3
12 Canada 63
13 China 61.6
14 Costa Rica 60.4
15 Brazil 59.7
16 India 56.1
17 Austria 55.1
18 New Zealand 52
19 Iceland 49.1
20 France 48.5
21 Spain 46.7
22 South Africa 45.8
23 South Korea 44.1
24 Israel 41.1
25 United Arab Emirates 40.3
26 Kenya 40
27 Malaysia 39.3
28 Mexico 37.1
29 Italy 36.1
30 Belgium 36
31 Indonesia 35.3
32 Peru 35
33 Ireland 34.3
34 Mauritius 34
35 Chile 33.5
36 Tanzania 33.3
37 Ethiopia 33.1
38 Philippines 33
39 Morocco 32.6
40 Portugal 32.5
41 Colombia 31.6
42 Poland 31.5
43 Qatar 31.2
44 Turkey 31.2
45 Vietnam 31.1
46 Taiwan 30.7
47 Argentina 30.2
48 Rwanda 30.1
49 Zambia 30
50 Mozambique 29.8
51 Thailand 29.3
52 Czech Republic 29.2
53 Cambodia 28.9
54 Ghana 28.7
55 Burkina Faso 28.5
56 Slovakia 28.2
57 Mongolia 27.7
58 Uruguay 27.6
59 Panama 27.4
60 Senegal 27.3

Germany (perception) and Sweden (performance) top the 2014 GGEI, confirming a trend observed in prior editions of strong results by Germany and the Nordic states. Besides performing well on both the economic and environmental areas of the GGEI, these nations display consistent green leadership and receive global recognition for it.

Covered for the first time in this edition, Costa Rica performs extremely well, ranking third on the GGEI performance measure behind Sweden and Norway and receiving strong recognition on the perception survey, an impressive result for such a small country.

Like in 2012, Copenhagen is the top green city as ranked by our survey of global experts, reinforcing the continued strength of the Danish green brand. Tracked for the first time this year, Vancouver and Singapore also rank in the top 10 of green cities.

Many of the fastest growing economies in the world rank poorly on the GGEI performance measure, highlighting an urgent need to reorient their economies to greener

growth pathways. Regionally, these countries are mostly in Africa (Ghana), the Gulf (Qatar, United Arab Emirates), and Asia (Cambodia, China, Thailand, Vietnam)

There are concerning results related to more developed countries as well – notably Australia, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States – where perceptions of their green economic performance dramatically exceed their actual performance on the GGEI. These countries appear to receive more credit than they deserve, an information gap that requires further exploration.

Despite its leadership founding the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), South Korea continues not to register as a green country brand on our survey and performs poorly, ranked 39th out of 60 on this year’s GGEI. Despite better perception results, Japan also performs poorly on the 2014 GGEI, ranked 44th out of 60.

While the United Kingdom performs adequately in most areas of the GGEI, it doesn’t excel on any one topic, possibly due to inconsistent political rhetoric and policy related to green economy there. While gradually improving in each successive GGEI edition, the UK still lags behind its northern European and Nordic competitors.

Five European nations – Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal and Spain – reveal performance scores that exceed their perception ones significantly – signaling an urgent need for better strategic communications and information exchange of their green merits and associated investment opportunities.

The GGEI results reveal a similar observation for a variety of non-European states – including Ethiopia, Mauritius, Rwanda in Africa and Colombia, Chile and Peru in Latin America – again suggesting a need for these states to better position their green economies on the international stage.


Courtesy and Source : GGEI-Report 2014 by DUAL CITIZEN LLC

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Story : We’re Cowards

1_treeWe spotted him standing alone in the darkness. With no weapons to defend himself.

He was tall, stout and strong but an idiot who follows non-violence. Those who can’t fight back were our prey by default.

We poached to attack, chop-off, kill and rob him.

“Get the saw, cut the tree” the boss ordered us.


Din


Increasing demand of Environmental Professionals : An Overview

Environmental Sustainability is getting as the top priority. An environmentally sustainable prototype is becoming the top priority of all industrial and business sectors. Right from a Conglomerate to a Street Vendor, the awareness about ecological balance is catching up at a rapid pace. Though we cause environmental damages in the present, at the same rate the sense of guilt among us is also on the rise. People give voice to save the environment across the globe, at any given moment round the clock.

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So what the overall picture shows and demands?

Due to the Industrial revolution Engineering oriented careers are so popular and remains one of the most chosen professions. Then the Economic rise of many countries after the Second World War resulted in numerous types of businesses and resulted in globalization. Thus, ‘business’ as a profession takes a remarkable share when it comes to career choices. Any living creature is prone to diseases and humans are no exception; with thousands of health conditions we are always in demand of new medicines and medical practitioners. So Parma and Medicine field will always have the demand till we exist in this world. There are several other impactful careers, we can list down like politics, military, etc. However, let us jump into the topic of Environment.

The reason for prefacing the above is to show that amid of all those we forget to emphasize more on the environment. The previous generations focussed more on bettering their science, technology and money power; they missed to foresee the impact of their inventions like the fossil fuels, plastic and of course sheer profit oriented economy.

The global warming issues raised the alarm, so then followed by our awareness of endangered animals, drastic climate changes, fresh water issues, etc. Now we are facing the effects side of the causes that was initiated in the past and the present. The equation needs to be balanced and bettered. This is the overall picture now.

Many reports also confirm that there will be consistent increase in demand of professionals who understands environmental sustainability. Experts claim that, every year 8000-10000 Green jobs have opened up newly in the last decade. “GO GREEN” logos are occupying every office and billions of emails sent across.

What is the demand now?

Researches show we will need more and more environmental technicians, engineers and researchers. According to a report, renewable energy sector in India alone will demand 14,00,000 Professionals by 2020. Statistics on global demands are even astounding. Research and Development departments are blooming in every sector, with high demand for environmental scientists and experts.

What perspective, we may miss?

Amid all these demands there is a sense of fear that this profession should not end up similar to its predecessors like medicine and engineering, where money making was primary than the social responsibility. We hope at least we do not repeat the same mistake now.

In this era of information technology, we can share knowledge with anyone in any part of the world in no time. But the only thing we need is the right attitude of learning by understanding; keeping the future of the next generations to come. Such responsibility towards learning environmental sustainability is the key element.

Provided it will remain one of the top most professions in the future, earning potential will be of no doubt to give a handsome payscale. All we need is to place the right minds to think and deliver; to balance the environmental effects, with sustainable innovations in alternative energy, health care, hazardous waste management, recycling, etc.

– Din

Powerful Quote #119 : Leave the Pity Earth

Sun and earth

Earth itself is not a renewable source of energy, it has limits. We humans are morons to plunder it and accelerating a one way trip. Leave the pity Earth, we have the Sun to offer all the energy we crave for.

-Words by Din

Know : Volocopter – the world’s first green helicopter

E-volo’s Volocopter is a revolution in aviation Made in Germany. Safer, simpler, and cleaner than normal helicopters, it has a unique way of moving – a groundbreaking innovation.The Volocopter is an environmentally friendly and emission- free private helicopter. Instead of one combustion engine, eighteen electrically driven rotors propel it.

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What is a Volocopter?

The Volocopter by e-volo is a completely novel, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) manned aircraft, which cannot be classified in any known category. The fact that it was conceived of as a purely electrically powered aircraft sets it apart from conventional aircraft.

Through the use of its many propellers, the Volocopter can take off and land vertically like a helicopter. A considerable advantage, apart from the simple construction without complex mechanics, is the redundancy of drives. This enables the safe landing of the volocopter even if some drives fail.

Advantages of the Volocopter

– Potential to become the world’s safest piece of air sport equipment

– No emissions

– Very easy to fly by joystick

– Easy and cost-efficient pilot training

– Extremely low operating costs and low-maintenance

– Quiet, pleasant sound

– No vibrations

How Does the Volocopter Work? 

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The Inventors

The propellers generate the entire ascending force, and by means of a selective change in rotary speed they simultaneously take care of the steering. Furthermore, as opposed to helicopters, no mechanical pitch control of the propellers is necessary whatsoever.

The automatic position control and the directional control take place by means of several independent and mutually monitoring airborne computers which control the rotation speed of each drive separately.

An optional, additional pusher propeller enables an even faster flight.

How Long Can The Volocopter Fly? 

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Currently, the limiting factor is the energy capacity of available batteries. However, a considerable advancement in battery technology is conceivable during the next few years, so that a multiplication of the energy capacity will occur within a short period of time. At present a battery flight time of 20 minutes is possible, but in the near future this will be extended to one hour or more.

To enable a flight time of several hours right from the start, our two-seater Volocopter is being developed as a serial hybrid electrical aircraft with a range extender.

A range extender is an additional aggregate in an electrical vehicle which extends the range of the vehicle considerably. The most commonly used range extenders are combustion motors which power a generator that supplies the batteries and electrical engines with electricity. Range extenders run at a constant rotation speed with optimal efficiency.

Safety Concept 

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The integral part of the safety of the volocopter is the redundancy of its components. All safety relevant systems are present in multiple number.

Thereby the volocopter is safe to fly even if several drive units fail. Even if the range extender fails, a safe landing is ensured by additional batteries.

Our volocopters are fitted with a rescue system in the form of a parachute which safely lets the entire aircraft sink to the ground in the case of an emergency. At helicopters in contrast, is the main rotor in the way.

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Courtesy and Source : www.e-volo.com